The Laurelin hobbit calendar

This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server, typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits. If you have events you want added to the calendar, send me a letter!

Finding the correct time for your location

All times in the calendar are given in current London/UK time.  The LOTRO servertime (Boston/US East Coast time) is usually 5 hours behind London time. To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Current times are:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

If you are unsure what London time is in your current time zone, you can use this time zone converter.

Colour categories:

  • Blue: General announcements of special interest dates (hobbit months, festival periods etc.)
  • Green: Public events, open for all hobbits
  • Red: Kin events for hobbits in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Sep
17
Thu
Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners @ Brandywine
Sep 17 – Sep 20 all-day

The Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners event is on!

More information on Lotro Wikia.

Sep
18
Fri
Bilbo’s Birthday @ Hobbiton
Sep 18 – Sep 23 all-day

Bilbo has his birthday on September 22nd, and there is a mini-event to celebrate this!

Sep
20
Sun
Kin meeting @ Songburrow
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kin meeting @ Songburrow

Kin meeting for Grand Order members. We’ll meet in the parlour, have some tea and food, greet invited guests and chat about upcoming plans.

Date: Sunday September 20
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: The parlour, Songburrow Hall

Sep
21
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 21 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Sep
22
Tue
Winterfilth
Sep 22 all-day

Tenth month in the hobbit calendar.

22 September to 21 October

Hobbit calendar

Baggins birthday ball @ Michel Delving
Sep 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Shire Rose and Hobbit Heart proudly presents the Masquerade Ball in the Shire.
To Celebrate the Birthday of Master Bilbo Baggins and Master Frodo Baggins and the arrival of the Autumn Solstice.
A fantasy themed night of mischief and revelry!

Hobbits, Lords and Ladies, Dwarves and Elves you are hereby invited by Shire Rose to the Annual Shire Mystery Masquerade Ball.

This evening see’s the World Turn’d Upside Down; Where Fools become Princes for one night. Where Goblins, Orcs, Faeries,Nymphs and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of vision , are free to make merry, tempt, jest , carry out acts of foolishness, dance , sing and wantonness….

Date: Tuesday September 22
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: Mathom house, Michel Delving

((Event details, OOC details:
Rules :
Guests from other races, Dwarves, Elves, and Men are also invited, although this is a hobbit event. If you can bring your hobbit, that would be nice.

All participants must wear a mask/costume. ( Optional :  Participants can create a hobbit alt (the masqueraded mystery hobbits). If you can please keep the identity of these hobbit secret. )

A 5 minute slot can be allocated to musicians, poets, storytellers and performers that wish to entertain. Please contact Amorey vial mail in game or on the Laurelin Archives to reserve a slot.

-The ‘Guess Who?’ Game:  After the musical performances, a signal will be given to all the guests. This will be the beginning of the ‘Guess Who?’ Game. Each hobbit will be centre stage  while others will try to guess his/her real identity.

Grand Finale : Musical surprises , fireworks and all over merriment.

We expect this event to last as a normal ‘Green Dragon Friday’ this will be achieved with the cooperation and initiative of all participants.

– NOTE : To access the Mathom House you will need to  have reached  Acquaintance Reputation with the Mathom House ))

Please come along, have fun and enjoy  the magic of Masquerade Ball

Sep
25
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth!

Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Event guidelines:

Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event aiming to replicate a lively hobbit night at the inn. We try to enable a healthy lively hobbit roleplayer community here on Laurelin. To help us do this, please follow these guidelines:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that elves and menfolk do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen in the Shire villages, and especially not the inns. However, if yer have quests to do at the inn, by all means come inside to finish them
  • Be in-character – be a hobbit! Keep player interactions (chats, emotes) and entertainment in-character, basically by talking about the things that hobbits in Middle-Earth would. Don’t discuss real-life modern-day things, game mechanics, etc.
  • Avoid using forced emotes, setting off fireworks inside, bringing pets that wouldn’t belong in an inn, throwing 3000 snowballs, etc.
  • Be active and engage with the others. It is better to participate than to just stand around waiting for others to entertain you (however, feel free to come observe things the first few times).
  • Avoid multi-boxing with lots of alts. Yes, we know that you love to pull off that fat sound of a many-musician band. However, when the room is full of similarly-clad robots marching in line (if they move at all), who don’t respond when you talk to them, things get rather creepy and the immersion we look for is often ruined.
  • Entertainers are very welcome! Just sign up with the hobbit hosting the event, preferably by a /tell. Note that we absolutely love solo bards/performers – a lone lute-player is often better suited for the inn setting than a huge band. Also note that we absolutely love other kinds of entertainment than music: Poems, stories, riddles, the latest news from the Shire… lovely! If you want to play music, it is grand if yer aim for a folksy hobbity vibe, with reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes.
  • Gossip and news is very welcome! This helps bring life to the event and the roleplaying in the Shire. Just remember to keep things in-character. Related to events: We generally don’t advertise events held on other servers, events not of hobbit interest, events not held in the Shire or events not of a roleplaying character.

Additionally, we ask that participants follow the roleplaying rules and policy for Laurelin, with regard to player names, chat behaviour and harassment.

Lastly, while the above may sound like a long list of rules, don’t worry too much! Them hobbits are a friendly and tolerant lot, eager to welcome new visitors to the inn. See yer there!

Questions about the event?

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Sep
26
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

September OAKS: Andune Ensemble @ Oldfurlong
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The next OAKS concert is with Andune Ensemble. More information in the Gazette.

Date: Saturday September 26
Time. 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Oldfurlong, Town square, Shire Homesteads

Sep
28
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rehearsal for The Brandy Badgers! New song notes are available in the usual place!

Others are of course welcome to stop by and listen!

Oct
1
Thu
Hobnanigans weekends 2020 @ Horsefields
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

LOTRO Wikia

Hobnanigans, AKA. chicken ball, is available this weekend!

2020 dates:

2/6/20@10am 2/10/20@3am
3/31/20@10am 4/6/20@3am
6/4/20@10am 6/8/20@3am
8/6/20@10am 8/10/20@3am
10/1/20@10am 10/5/20@3am
12/3/20@10am 12/7/20@3am
2/4/21@10am 2/8/21@3am

All times servertime

More information about this game on Lotrowikia.

Oct
2
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth!

Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Event guidelines:

Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event aiming to replicate a lively hobbit night at the inn. We try to enable a healthy lively hobbit roleplayer community here on Laurelin. To help us do this, please follow these guidelines:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that elves and menfolk do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen in the Shire villages, and especially not the inns. However, if yer have quests to do at the inn, by all means come inside to finish them
  • Be in-character – be a hobbit! Keep player interactions (chats, emotes) and entertainment in-character, basically by talking about the things that hobbits in Middle-Earth would. Don’t discuss real-life modern-day things, game mechanics, etc.
  • Avoid using forced emotes, setting off fireworks inside, bringing pets that wouldn’t belong in an inn, throwing 3000 snowballs, etc.
  • Be active and engage with the others. It is better to participate than to just stand around waiting for others to entertain you (however, feel free to come observe things the first few times).
  • Avoid multi-boxing with lots of alts. Yes, we know that you love to pull off that fat sound of a many-musician band. However, when the room is full of similarly-clad robots marching in line (if they move at all), who don’t respond when you talk to them, things get rather creepy and the immersion we look for is often ruined.
  • Entertainers are very welcome! Just sign up with the hobbit hosting the event, preferably by a /tell. Note that we absolutely love solo bards/performers – a lone lute-player is often better suited for the inn setting than a huge band. Also note that we absolutely love other kinds of entertainment than music: Poems, stories, riddles, the latest news from the Shire… lovely! If you want to play music, it is grand if yer aim for a folksy hobbity vibe, with reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes.
  • Gossip and news is very welcome! This helps bring life to the event and the roleplaying in the Shire. Just remember to keep things in-character. Related to events: We generally don’t advertise events held on other servers, events not of hobbit interest, events not held in the Shire or events not of a roleplaying character.

Additionally, we ask that participants follow the roleplaying rules and policy for Laurelin, with regard to player names, chat behaviour and harassment.

Lastly, while the above may sound like a long list of rules, don’t worry too much! Them hobbits are a friendly and tolerant lot, eager to welcome new visitors to the inn. See yer there!

Questions about the event?

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Oct
3
Sat
Autumn warmth feast @ Songburrow
Oct 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Date: Saturday October 3
Time: 7PM UK time / 2PM servertime
Location: Myrtle Court, Songburrow, Shire Homesteads

Autumn is at the door and it means many things. And of those things is me birthday, but it is not enough to prepare a feast alone.

Me friend Aodhfin has moved to Songburrow recently, and that means one thing – burrow-warmin’! In this case, we decided to combine these two events and make it a feast – a real feast! Therefore, all Hobbits are invited to the feast. There will be music, various competitions, meals and drinks (five times, probably), fizzers and more! Do not forget to bring a song or poem, if you want to be one of the competitors.

The event will start at seven bells ((UK time)), in Myrtle Court of Songburrow, on October 3rd. Note that only Hobbits are allowed to the feast.

With warm regards,
Saelo Honeythumb

Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Oct 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

Oct
5
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Oct 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

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